GRAMS 2022 NAIDOC Celebrations: Get up! Stand Up! Show Up!

Published on Monday, 11 July 2022 at 3:58:07 PM

GRAMS celebrated NAIDOC Week 2022 through a number of events including a Big NAIDOC Breakfast and a Cake Cutting Morning Tea.


NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for the community to come together and recognise the history, rich culture, and achievements of the First Nations people. This year’s theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! which aims to amplify the collective voices of the Indigenous community and narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, good intent and outcome.


Over 150 community members showed up for the NAIDOC Big Breakfast event to celebrate NAIDOC, share food, and have a yarn. A delicious breakfast was prepared and served by the wonderful GRAMS team which included fruit, yoghurt cups, bacon, eggs, sausages, spaghetti, baked beans, grilled mushrooms, and tomatoes.


The NAIDOC Cake Cutting Morning Tea took place the next day to commemorate the auspicious occasion. Uncle Barry Dodd and Uncle Ralph Dalgety shared their stories and highlight what it means to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!


“Get Up! represents the beginning of our journey toward reconciliation and equality. Things needed to change so we decided to get up and do something about it,” said Mr Dalgety. “We Stand Up! as one to work towards positive change and celebrate our proud culture. If we work together, we have more power and can get things done better.”


“It’s important to Show Up! as we celebrate what we have achieved so far and continue our mission to ensure Aboriginal representation,” he added. “I encourage families and young people to participate and learn about First Nations’ history and culture so we can stamp out racism.”


GRAMS is also delivering more NAIDOC events later this month including the Elders Day Out in Morawa and Elders Luncheon.


Elders Fun Day Out Morawa:


Elders NAIDOC Luncheon


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